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EtymologyEdit

letter +‎ box

AdjectiveEdit

letterbox (not comparable)

  1. (film) Transferred to home video formats while preserving the original aspect ratio, having black bars above and below the picture area.

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Letterboxes next to a stop sign in California

NounEdit

letterbox (plural letterboxes)

  1. (chiefly Britain) A collection point for mail intended for onward delivery, a secure box or receptacle for this purpose.
  2. (chiefly Britain) A delivery point for mail, a box, compartment or slot for this purpose.
  3. A hidden container that holds a logbook and rubber stamp which is found by following clues.

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letterbox (third-person singular simple present letterboxes, present participle letterboxing, simple past and past participle letterboxed)

  1. (film) To transfer a widescreen motion picture to home video formats while preserving the original aspect ratio, with the placing of black bars above and below the picture area.
  2. To hunt for letterboxes (containers with logbook and rubber stamp) by following clues.

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